Common everyday objects or the quiet muses behind the most breathtaking still life paintings? Fruit bowls & baskets can become the central element in your kitchen!
While stealing the show from the top of your table or counter, they must also be functional: picking the wrong shape or material could result in your fruits degrading even faster. Here's what we recommend considering.
What Type of Fruit Bowl or Basket Should I Choose?
There are hundreds of colors and designs to choose from, but fruit bowls and baskets can mainly be divided into six main categories. Needless to say, some work better with certain types of kitchen décor than others.
What Shape & Size Fruit Bowl is Right for Me?
The importance of their shape goes beyond its aesthetic value! Here are some things to consider regarding the shape and size of your fruit bowl and basket:
What Is the Best Material for a Fruit Bowl?
There are three ways in which the material of a fruit bowl & basket makes the difference: aesthetics, ventilation, and fragility. While the first one is a matter of personal preference and depends on your existing kitchen décor, the last two are practical considerations.
Wire mesh and ceramic bowls are the best options for preserving your fruit for longer;
Plastic and non-metal mesh are usually cheaper, but can speed up fruit deterioration by making it sweat;
The most durable fruit bowls are made of metal, wood or bamboo;
Materials like glass, crystal or porcelain can create a sophisticated look, but keep in mind that they're extremely fragile; they might not be the best option if you have young children or adventurous cats lurking around.